Tag Archives: Channel 5


WCVB reporter Duke Castiglione was on Long Beach yesterday for the following story. Click on the link below to see Cape Ann locals and Castiglione at Long Beach!


NOAA extends emergency bans to protect endangered right whales

WCVB: Federal authorities have extended a ban on trap gear closures for part of Cape Cod Bay to reduce the risk of right whales becoming entangled in trap gear.

Right whales are critically endangered and scientists say their population has been decreasing since 2010 due to continued mortality and low birth rates.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recent aerial surveys have observed upward of 100 right whales — about 25% of the known population — within Western Cape Cod Bay.

Officials said high plankton counts indicate the whales will likely remain in the bay into next week.

The whales have also been spotted off the coast of Cape Ann.

The Salem News reports Marblehead has been treated to some rare sightings of right whales over the past several days.

Right Whales are feeding along the Massachusetts coastline on their northward migration to feeding grounds off the coast of Nova Scotia, amongst other northern locations.

Video WCVB #Chronicle5: Along #MAshoreline scenic byway, a sisterhood of shops invites browsing

Katrina Haskell Essex Exchange CHRONICLE 2

STILL FROM CHRONICLE VIDEO, meet the women of the Byway, trail #4 The Essex Exchange, Essex (owner Katrina Haskell with client)

In case you missed the wonderful tv special about these local businesses, here’s the link to watch the video (it’s not on YouTube, yet or downloadable or I’d upload it here in the post): CHRONICLE WCVB Channel 5: Business Meeting: The Women of the Byway,plus stills from the Chronicle video (all images in this post are from the Chronicle story shot by Carl Vieira), and some of the transcription excerpt from the show:

CHRONICLE Business Meeting the Women of the Byway, Ipswich

STILL FROM CHRONICLE VIDEO, meet the women of the Byway, trail #5 Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery, Ipswich

“THIS IS CHRONICLE ON WCVB CHANNEL 5. One, two, three…”We have a little bit of everything”…seven, eight, nine…”And we specialize in mid-century Danish modern furnishings…” Along this Massaschusetts shoreline, a sisterhood of shops invites browsing…”There’s room enough in this business for everyone”…


host Anthony Everett- “Good evening. Working Women are our focus tonight. Opening night of the 13th Annual Massachusetts Conference For Women at the Boston Convention Center (Boston). And Shanya Seymour is there now.

host Shayna Seymour– “Hi, Anthony! Well, thousands of women have gathered here to hear Gloria Steinem, and I just got off the stage with Bethanny Frankel and she’s going to join us a little bit later in this show. Now, the conference also features professional networking. Best selling authors are here to talk, as well as products from many different female entrepreneurs…NOW, many of those entreprenurs are women that (narrator) may have met on a very scenic north shore shopping trail!”

[cue to story produced by Clint Conley and vidographer Carl Vieira, and narrated by _____]

“(Narrator) The Essex Scenic Coastal Byway. Ninety miles of salt marsh and working waterfronts, dotted with famous clam shacks, antique stores, and open coastal dreamscapes, stretching from Lynn to Salisbury. The (Essex) Coastal (Scenic) Byway is ONE OF THE PRETTIEST, MOST INTERESTING and DISTINCTIVE DRIVES IN THE STATE. Now you can approach it from a distinctly feminine point of view. “It’s ten woman owned businesses in a ten mile stretch along the coastal byway.” A group of women have joined forces to market themeselves with a brochure, a sort of coastal byway treasure map. “It’s all in a straight line on our map and we call ourselves by number. I am number one on the map, so I’ll say, go [she points], number two is a mile up the street.”  

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Cameraman Bob Oliver and Maggie Harper From Channel 5’s Chronicle Represent! at Captain Joe and Sons

Bob and Maggie came down the dock to interview Frankie and I about lobstering, Gloucester and the Blog.  They’ve been around town all week.  yesterday it was our great Mayor’s day.  Look for the interview in about 3 weeks.

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here’s Frankie getting some face time-

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John McElhenny tweets- “The Camera Loves Frankie!”

Channel 5 Shows GMG Some Love Again

And Again They Link Back to GMG in their story which is more than many other news outlets did.  It is duly noted and much appreciated.

Here’s a link to The Albino Lobster Story on The Boston Channel-


Here are all the posts to date about the albino lobster

WCVB Channel 5 Visits The Dock and Shows Some Love To GMG

This morning Todd Kazakiewich from Channel 5 stopped by the dock to get the scoop on the triple pincher lobster that had a brief stay with us at the dock.

His excellent reporting getting all the facts straight and linking back to GMG gets him the Gold Star of reporting for the day.  He even resisted the urge by other reporters to label me a captain or a lobstermen despite me clearly stating otherwise:)

Here is an excerpt but you should go to the site where they show video of us at the dock-

Click the link below to see the story on tonight’s Channel Five News Telecast

Three-Clawed Lobster Takes Dealer By Surprise 


 Joey Ciaramitaro found a triple-pincer in a shipment that he received Saturday at the wholesale business he owns with his cousin.

 Lobsters usually have a crusher claw and a pincer claw. This lobster has an extra pincer. It’s an unusual sight even for a veteran lobster dealer. 

Thanks Todd!